The Most Active States in America

Are people in your state active?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has put together a list of the most active states, as well as the least active states in the nation. Each state is ranked based on the percentage of people in each state meeting physical activity recommendations. Does your state make the top ten?


  1. Alaska: 56.7%
  2. Vermont: 55.9%
  3. Wisconsin: 55.6%
  4. Wyoming: 54.8%
  5. Montana: 54.7%
  6. New Hampshire: 54.4%
  7. Oregon: 54.3%
  8. Washington: 52.9%
  9. Maine and Utah: 52.8%
  10. California: 52.7%

Yay California - woot, woot!

To see the most sedentary states, just read more

The following ranks states by the percentage of people who are physically inactive, defined as those who report being physically active for less than 10 minutes per week.

  1. Puerto Rico: 37.3%
  2. Kentucky: 28.8%
  3. Louisiana: 25.3%
  4. Tennessee: 24.3%
  5. West Virginia: 24%
  6. U.S. Virgin Islands: 22.3%
  7. Mississippi: 21.9%
  8. Alabama: 20.1%
  9. North Carolina: 19.5%
  10. Georgia: 19%

To see the full list, visit the CDC website.

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